The appointment of Kent’s Vice Lord Lieutenant, Richard Oldfield OBE DL, of Doddington, near Sittingbourne, was announced in the London Gazette on 27 September 2011.
Mr Oldfield, who was High Sheriff in 2008-9, was appointed a Deputy Lieutenant in August 2011.
As Vice Lord Lieutenant, he supports the Lord-Lieutenant, The Lady Colgrain.
He is married to Amicia de Moubray, a journalist, and since 1983 has lived at Doddington Place, whose garden is open to the public. He has three children.
Mr Oldfield is a Trustee of Canterbury Cathedral Trust, whose appeal committee he chairs, and of Royal Marsden Cancer Charity; and is also President of Demelza House Children’s Hospice. Until stepping down recently, he was a Trustee of Leeds Castle Foundation.
He is Chairman of Oldfield Partners, an investment management firm, and of Oxford University Endowment Management; a Director of Witan Investment Trust plc, and former Director of Mercury Asset Management plc. Simple but not easy, his book about investing, was published in June 2007.